Despite losing 30-12 to an inform Swinton side last weekend, Barrow Raiders coach Paul Crarey was happy with the way his side managed the game when Jamie Dallimore was sin binned.

Having gone down to 12 men after an appalling start to the game, Barrow actually improved their performance during that period, drawing back to within six point of Swinton, which gave Crarey something to build on.

“I think when you lose a player, you tend to manage the game a little bit better – you’re more conservative, you play through the middle a little bit, you knock the ball out and we call that ‘grinding,'” he said.

“If you do that with Dalli on, then you’ll get your rewards for doing that.

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“What we’ve got to do is manage the game and be in a position to manage the game. It’s nothing to do with a lack of effort, it’s just errors. In that first half, there were eight errors from us but we managed to get ourselves back into the game in the second half.”